Working Group Improvisation (2011-ongoing)

Facilitation: nicole garlando
interdisciplinary performers and artists in columbus, ohio

Benevolent Instruction (2020-ongoing)

Online dance collaboration with CoCo Loupe, Mina Estrada, and Noelle Chun

Improvisation performance in collaboration with “Neural” a fabric+titanium art installation by Jacs Fishburne (2019)

Presented at Beeler Gallery by invitation of the artist, Jacs Fishburne

“Satellite” (2019)

Presented at Cultural Arts Center as part of Artist Residency.

Choreography/Direction: Cole Garlando
Performers: Aysia Middlebrooks, Becca McNay, Bert Hawthorne, Leslie Muhlbach, Amanda Comstock
Sound installation: Amery Kessler

Featuring Poetry and Paintings by Cole Garlando

“Self: a solo in 11 iterations” (2016, 2017, 2018)

Choreography/Performance with audience talkback sessions: nicole garlando
for the Wexner Center for the Arts for docent trainees,
Vets@Wex, and Art on the Brain participants in WCA Education Department programs.

New New (2018)

Movement/Direction: nicole garlando
Cast: Kim Wilczak, Kate Sweeney, Chip Willis, Cole Garlando
Poetry: Larry Robertson
Sound: “Primordial” by Larry Robertson

June 29, 2018, 7 PM
Wexner Center for the Arts
as part of “WORKS #1″produced by: Wexner Center of the Arts and Columbus Dance Alliance. Developed in residency at the Cultural Arts Center.

“New New” was created collaboratively, developed in two separate processes: one with the dancers,  one with the poet. Performance was the first the two were together.

Time In (2017)

choreo/direction: nico garlando
with: Justin fitch, Jovita purqueras, Amy Kies-Budzynski, Mel Mark, Anna Womacka, Megan Davis-Bushway, Tamie Rietenbach, Ava Morgan, Kim Wilczak, Ella Hackworth, Cole Henry Jones
motion capture animation: Vita Berezina-Blackburn
photography: Kate sweeney
sound: interviews collected from audience participants during installation
“time in” is an mfa thesis project by n. garlando
presented at the Cultural Arts Center

a participatory installation of improvisation scores, audio interview, and visual ephemera with a choreographed dance and playing throughout

“Biag and me; Nicole and me” (2016)

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Choreography and Performance: nicole Garlando and Biag Gaongen
performed with audience talk-back at the wexner center for the arts for their education department programming (2016)
and at the barnett theater of the ohio state university (2016)

 “Matches” (2015)

choreo/direction: nicole garlando
with Justin Fitch, Ella Hackworth, Sheneese Thompson, Jess Gore, Ray Graves
sound by Ammanuel Tekeste
live-feed camera: cole
presented at the barnett theater at osu

 “Audience Participation” (2015)

choreo/direction: cole garlando
with Justin Fitch, Maddie Leonard-Rose, Jovita Purqueras, Kimberly Wilczak, Megan Davis-Bushaway, Kaustavi Sarkar, myself and a live-feed camera by Tawanda Chabikwa
Sound by Noah Demland
at Wexner Center for the Arts, Super Sunday

cast members mingled unknown, mining gestures and movements from audience participants and took over the space to reflect and develop their movements back to them.

“Kneel and PLay” (2015)

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a dance film selfie based on when i paint with gestures from a drawing i did.

“One too many / 1…2…many / One, to many.” (2015)

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choreography/direction: Cole garlando
cast: cole with Mihwa Koo
berimbau by Tawanda Chabikwa

“9 Spaces” (2013)

choreography/direction: nicole garlando
cast: Justin Fitch, Emma Henterly, Eve Hermann, Sharona Udoh, Kerry Farrell, Jessica Gore, Jen Duane, Scotty Kaltenbaugh, and Amy Kato
some iterations with sound by Noah Demland
presented at the garden theatre for “off the wall”(2013)  and “taking place” (2014)

“leftrightcenter” (2012)

Jeff Fouch and Eve Hermann with Cole

choreography/direction: nicole garlando
cast: jeff fouch, eve hermann, cole

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